The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, was allowed to play his hit 'Slippin' in court on Wednesday.
Rap star DMX has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion – despite being allowed to play one of his songs to the judge as an attempt at mitigation.
The sentencing comes four months after the 47 year old rapper entered a guilty plea concerning to a charge of tax evasion in November last year. He had entered into a plea bargain, negotiating 14 counts of tax evasion down to just one – therefore minimising his prison sentence from a possible 40 years down to a maximum of five.
However, federal judge Jed Rakoff made accommodation for DMX’s lawyer Murray Richman to play the court his client’s 1998 hit ‘Slippin’, while also relaying the rapper’s rough childhood, according to TMZ.
The rapper was arrested outside Radio City Music Hall on Friday night, before he was scheduled to perform.
Rapper DMX was arrested on Friday night in New York City, reportedly over unpaid child support. The hip-hop star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested outside Radio City Music Hall just before he was about to take the stage at the Master of Ceremony concert, alongside Shabba Ranks and The Lox.
DMX has been arrested again.
According to TMZ, there had been a warrant out for the rapper’s arrest when he was picked up by officers. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office told New York’s PixII that the rapper was taken into custody for “several issues outstanding” and that the arrest warrant was issued for $400,000 worth of back child support.
Continue reading: Rapper DMX Reportedly Arrested In New York Over Unpaid Child Support
DMX is accused of robbing a man of $3,200.
The rapper DMX has been accused of robbing a man at a New Jersey gas station. Police say they're in the "early stages" of investigating a report that DMX - real name Earl Simmons - robbed a 21-year-old victim.
DMX is accused of robbing a 21-year-old victim at a gas station
Newark police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Glover said the victim reported that he encountered DMX along with his entourage at an Exxon station on the 600 block of Route 21 around 12.30am.
Continue reading: DMX Accused Of Robbing Man At New Jersey Gas Stations
After US pop-punks The Story So Far brawled with heavy-handed security, we take a look at other acts who have clashed with famous acts.
Crowd surfing and moshing are two activities that are part and parcel of punk shows worldwide, but it seems one security guard at the Montreal leg of this year’s Warped Tour didn’t get the memo. Footage has emerged of a security guard throwing a crowd member to the ground after apparently crowd surfing over the barrier. The incident took place during the song “Daughter” by the increasingly popular US pop-punk band The Story So Far, sparking a brief brawl in which the band’s frontman Parker Cannon leapt off the stage and exchanged a flurry of blows with the over-zealous security guard before being subdued by security staff.
After the situation was diffused, Parker returned to the stage to conclude the band’s set. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has launched an investigation into the incident and announced via Twitter that a tape of the melee has been sent to the security company involved for their consideration. But this is far from the first time security members have abused their powers on innocent concert-goers and such incidents continue to occur, even as professional security companies receive training for roles that were once held by trigger-happy amateur brutes and Hells Angel members. Here is a few of the most high-profile examples of security dishing out hugely irrational responses and eschewing their primary role- to keep people safe.
The Altamont Incident & The Rolling Stones
Continue reading: Drunk On Power: When Security Fights Back
Celebrity Boxing's owner Damon Feldman announced on twitter that the proposed fight between George Zimmerman and DMX has been canceled due to the public's backlash criticism over the bout.
George Zimmerman may have caught a lucky break!
The 30 year-old, who was on trial for fatally shooting 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, was supposed to fight rapper DMX in a boxing match.
However, Celebrity Boxing's owner Damon Feldman announced via his twitter account that the controversial bout has now been canceled.
Continue reading: George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match Against DMX Is Canceled
DMX has not decided on if he will appear in the celebrity boxing match against George Zimmerman. The fight is scheduled to take place on 1st March and, although Zimmerman's representative confirmed his client would fight DMX, it seems the arrangement has not been officially arranged as yet.
DMX may not be fighting George Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match. The rapper, in response to Zimmerman's plans to be the 'star' attraction in a celebrity boxing match, offered to be his opponent.
DMX, A Hard, Hard Man
The man who Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering, Trayvon Martin, would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday (5th February). Zimmerman claims to be a 'celebrity' owing the high profile court case last summer in which he was accused of killing teenage Martin during a skirmish in Florida. It was believed he was racially motivated and, in his role as a security guard, shot Martin.
Continue reading: DMX On George Zimmerman Fight: "I Haven't Really Decided"
The rapper says he'll "beat the living s**t" out of Trayvon Martin's killer.
Rapper DMX is to fight George Zimmerman in a so-called celebrity boxing match, courtesy of Damon Feldman the owner of Celebrity Boxing. The hip hop star, AKA Earl Simmons, will take on the man known for the fatal shooting of teen Trayvon Martin in February 2013 and ensuing high-profile court case.
DMX Is Set To Take On George Zimmerman In The Boxing Ring.
Zimmerman was acquitted for murder in the manslaughter trial but the heavy media coverage of the case means the 30 year-old Virginian quickly became a household name and is a highly controversial figure. Feldman, who famously pairs bizarre opponents in the ring, announced last week that he was looking for volunteers to step into the ring for a three-round, pay-per-view fight with Zimmerman.
Two rappers have offered to lend their names to the George Zimmerman celebrity boxing match just so they can get in the ring with the former security guard. The Game and DMX have both offered to fight Zimmerman.
The Game and DMX have offered to fight George Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match, scheduled for March 1st 2014.
The Game has offered to fight Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match.
Zimmerman is the security guard who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, allegedly in self-defence, and was acquitted during trial last summer. The case was hugely controversial as Zimmerman was accused of racially profiling the teenager, as a result numerous protests were organised throughout the US and attracted the attention of high profile individuals.
Continue reading: DMX & The Game Weigh In On George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match
Vehicle offences, drug possession, weapons, animal cruelty: it's just one crime after another for Earl Simmons, AKA DMX.
Rapper DMX has been arrested once again after being caught driving not only with a suspended licence but also without a vehicle tag and insurance, according to the Spartanburg County Detention Center, via Reuters.
DMX In Trouble With The Law Again.
The performer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested as he was driving up to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport early on Monday evening and spent a few hours in jail. Airport police familiar with Simmons and his lengthy arrest history stopped the rapper and found that the 421 year-old did not have a valid licence. He was booked at 6:27 p.m. local time and was taken to Spartanburg County Detention Center before he posted a $1,335 bond on the charges.
Continue reading: DMX Arrested Yet Again: This Time It's Driving Charges
DMX, a.k.a. Earl Simmons, was arrested for possession of marijuana on 20 August. and taken to a nearby police station, before being transferred to jail. He has been released, but is currently under house arrest
DMX was arrested in South Carolina on 20 August and despite being drunk and carrying marijuana at the time, the rapper's immediate reaction was to claim he'd been framed. On video footage taken at the scene, DMX can be heard saying "this ain't no normal traffic stop, 18 cops, 5 cars, get the f**k outta here man."
DMX leaving a 2011 Maxim magazine party in L.A.
The truck in which the rapper was travelling was pulled over after carrying out an illegal U-turn, with police investigating his car later and finding the illegal narcotic and a drunken DMX. With regards to the marijuana, which he later denied any knowledge of when speaking to TMZ, the police report from the incident states that when they pulled over the F350 truck DMX was travelling in, the bag of weed was on the arm rest - next to the rapper. Further bags of weed were found hidden in the car and the driver has since been charged with possession.
Continue reading: DMX Arrested (Again) On Possession Charges
DMX Friday 6th July 2012 performing live to promote his new CD 'Undisputed' at Revolution Live
DMX and Earl Simmons - DMX aka Earl Simmons Los Angeles, California - rapper leaving The Colony after attending a Maxim magazine party Monday 24th October 2011
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